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Jan 21, 2013 2:05am EST
in the economy. at chevron, if we can't do it right, we won't do it at all. we've got to think long term. we've got to think long term. ♪ a talking car. but i'll tell you what impresses me. a talking train. this ge locomotive can tell you exactly where it is, what it's carrying, while using less fuel. delivering whatever the world needs, when it needs it. ♪ after all, what's the point of talking if you don't have something important to say? ♪ >>> we're back. political director and chief white house correspondent chuck todd will take us inside the numbers of the latest poll as you tee up the second term, chuck. >> four years ago, enormous expectations for president obama. there were a lot of people, hope and change was big. this time, call it pragmatic hope as far as the public is concerned. as you see here, just less than 30% believe they're going to evaluate president obama with a clean fresh slate. 64% will evaluate him based on past feelings. and here, a continuation of a trend we saw throughout the first term. very similar to what ronald reagan dealt with during his eight
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Jan 26, 2013 7:00am EST
amid positive signs about the economy, housing rebounding, and companies hiring. so is it too late if you want to jump into the stock market? find out what you should do if you've been on the sidelines until now. >>> and speaking of money, we'll tell you why you will have to spend a lot more of it if you are planning to serve chicken wings at your super bowl party next weekend. i hope you're sitting down for that. >> always got nachos. nachos are the go-to snack. >> yeah. that's what we would have at our house. >> or mac and cheese which we'll talk about later on. somebody's making mac and cheese today. >>> then we'll talk about -- just when the deadly flu season seems to be getting better now, a new concern nationwide. it's called the norovirus. what is it, how can you avoid it? we'll get to the bottom of the health threat. >>> notre dame speaking out about the manti te'o fake girlfriend scandal. what the school know, when it -- school knew, where it knew, and why the school didn't go public when it first learn good the deception. even that's confusing. >> nothing makes sense in t
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Jan 21, 2013 7:00am EST
. >> economy on the brink of a passage of a stimulus bill and bailouts for banks and automakers. >> the typical president has, i think, two or three big problems. we've got seven or eight big problems. >> as he staked his presidency on the passage of health care. >> i'm not the first president to take up this cause, but i am determined to be the last. >> a year-long partisan battle. >> you lie! >> ultimately led to sweeping reform. as the next challenge swells in the south -- >> we're watching the oil spill in the gulf of mexico tonight. >> the president fended off criticism that he wasn't acting fast enough. >> we talk to these folks because they, potentially, have the best answers. >> he made history with supreme court nominations and with the country engaged in two wars, president obama took action. >> it is in our vital national interest to send an additional 30,000 u.s. troops to afghanistan. >> he fired a runaway general and fulfilled a campaign promise. >> tonight i am announcing that the american combat mission in iraq has ended. >> but back at home, the mid-term elections broug
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Jan 24, 2013 7:00pm EST
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Jan 27, 2013 10:00am EST
cliff. he's not going to hurt the economy. he's not going to allow that to happen. chris: is he in control? >> that's the big question. chris: "national journal." a lot of reporting now that what's going to happen the republicans are going to go with -- they're going to let defense cuts take effect because that means a lot of the domestic cuts take effect which is conservativism and getting their way. also possibly hurting the economy. although that's a conspiratorial notion on my part. what are the republicans going to do? big issue coming up. >> we reported this week that they're going -- the moving toward letting those across the board cuts go in and this is the best shot we have at it. budget control. it's going to become the law. march 1. so there's no debate about that. and to undo them, democrats are demanding tax increases. and republicans are saying no way. chris: an expert on capitol hill. kelly. what do you think -- when you go around and just chat with people, do you sense that there is this cracking of ice that maybe we should have a hand in legislation and not just sa
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Jan 28, 2013 3:05am EST
. >> this is the state of the economy. people are selling body parts. >> it's hard to believe that your situation could be so bad that you would advertise your kidney on craigslist. >> that's reality for not only me but for a lot of people. >> she's right. here's another ad. healthy kidney. respond for further information. so we did. and met with this man who says his name is jim. >> sam told me about you. how you doing? >> jim told us he's a college student and was thinking about selling his kidney for $50,000 to pay his tuition. he asked us to blur his face. >> i felt like this was something where i was able to help someone's life and at the same time help myself. >> and you're okay with living with one kidney? >> i'm okay with it. i mean, i've thought about this for a year. i've dane lone a lot of researc. >> even though it's illegal to sell human organs, we found it a little heart-breaking that jim was willing to do it just to pay for college. finally i told him who i was. we're not passing judgment, you're in no trouble here whatsoever. >> okay. >> you can see why we would be
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Jan 28, 2013 11:00am EST
includeded a dim view of the economy. that's brag dragging down the dow itself. the demand for big ticket items did rise more than 4.5% in december. led by bookings for aircrafts. that's according to government data. after a string of better than expected the national association of realtors says pending home sales fell 4.3% in december after hitting two-year high it is month prior. december's number higher than a year ago and potentially held back by a limited supply of available homes for sale. u.s. airways and american airlineses are in the final stakes of merger talks and a deal could be announced in the next two weeks. the parent company amr plans to meet today and tomorrow. amr hasn't made a final decision on a merger. the company still considers its own restructuring plan a viable option. american filed for bankruptcy in november of 2011. a reminder, the cost of stamps increased again over the weekend. it will now cost you 46 cents to send a letter by regular mail. 33 cents for a postcard. the forever stamps are government good no matter what price you paid for them. i accid
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Jan 28, 2013 6:00pm EST
into the economy. going to be a busy, busy week for the teams and for the tans. jason, we'll send it back to you. >> thanks, dan. >>> wale heard from the ravens tonight at 11:00. >>> the pro bowl, a huge waste of time according to jim, was played yet, but trent williams did not participate after being assaulted in a nightclub in hawaii, according to "the hohn honolulu star advertiser" the owner 6 the club who hit him in the head has been arrested and charged. he reportedly received seven stitches, and there was -- he made hess first pro bowl this season after four years in the league. the nightclub owner has a lengthy rap sheet with ten total convictions and six felonies. >>> more positive news, the wizards have been one of the hottest teams in the nba lately. tonight they're back on the hardwood hosting the kings. the wizards won seven of the last ten games, and are gog it by good team ball. john wall is making things happens not only for himself, but his teammates, 14 points, almost 6 assists a game. he well come a struggling team that got the best of them earlier this month. >> wh
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Jan 25, 2013 7:00am EST
signs this morning that the economy is thawing out in a big way. the stock market is on a tear, back to prerecession levels and unemployment is at a five-year low. jim cramer is the host of cnbc's "mad money." good to see you, especially under good conditions. >> it's great. >> we've been here before, see it go up under a housing bubble, a tech bubble. how do you know it's firm here? >> i like markets based on employment going higher. i don't think it's any coincidence we have unemployment at a five-year low and stocks are at a five-year high. it's sustainable. job fwroeth growth is sustainab >> we are seeing job growth but not enough to get the unemployment rate down. what signs are you seeing that employers will start hiring now? >> this market was brought down by housing and it's going up by housing. we were building half the number of homes we're building right now. that's terrific, it employs a huge amount of people. >> companies are posting profits, have good times on wall street. how have they become more efficient, getting more productivity out of workers so they're not hiring a
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Jan 25, 2013 5:00am EST
economy. shartia brantley live with that story and more. good morning, shartia. >> good morning, aaron. more and more americans are putting off retirement. new census data shows the share of people 65 and oemder in the workforce rose from 12.1% in 1990 to 16.1% in 2010. the increase is larger for women. more than 40% of people 65 and older are working full-time. the census projects the older working population will grow by two thirds by 2040 when one in five americans will be at least 65 years old. so what's behind this trend? well, a survey by the employee benefit research institute finds 13% of people who delay retirement say they're doing so because they cannot afford to stop working. meanwhile, consumers may score big on super bowl tv deals. prices on big flat screen tvs have steadily dropped as they become cheaper to make. you typically see a 10 to 15% drop in the weeks leading up to the game. but there's a tradeoff. you're largely buying last year's leftovers. manufacturers show off muest tvs at the consumer electronics show and those usually don't hit the stores until mar
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Jan 21, 2013 6:00am EST
address about continuing to build the economy, about the need for cutting the deficit and we know, too of his main legislative issues that he wants to strike on are both immigration and gun violence. let me tell you, star studded performers coming to the stage here today. beyonce will be here singing the national anthem. kelly clarkson will be here and james taylor will be singing america the beautiful. really nice moment here yesterday during the rehearsals. he came out, james taylor came out to rehearse and the tabernacle choir, they were up on the steps and he paid a little visit to them. they were applauding. their big moment comes later today when they'll be performing for the millions who will watch this inaugural ceremony. reporting live from the capitol, julie carey, back to you. >> julie thanks so much. >>> you won't see much grass on the front yard today. there were huge plastic panels put down that will cover much of the green. this is to protect the muly planted grass there. the park service spent $16 million over the past year and a half to replace trampled and battered gr
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Jan 26, 2013 6:00am EST
the economy. at chevron, if we can't do it right, we won't do it at all. we've got to think long term. we've got to think long term. ♪ >>> virginia attorney general is being called a hero for saving a truck driver from her flaming big rig. it happened yesterday afternoon along i-64. he was returning to richmond when he saw a semi truck whose back tires were on fire. he got the driver's attention and discovered she had an injury and couldn't move very well. he got her out of the cab, grabbed a fire extinguisher, and put that fire out. the woman, who is from kentucky, said she had no idea virginia's attorney general helped to save her. >>> there's a reason people call him super mayor. newark, new jersey, mayor cory booker is making headlines this morning. thursday night someone tweeted booker letting him know there was a dog outside wandering on a frigid night. booker and police went over to the scene and caught the dog. the dog had apparently just had puppi puppies and somehow got out. booker has made quite a name for himself. he constantly talks to residents on twitter. just la
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Jan 25, 2013 9:00pm EST
. thousands of jobs. use the most advanced technology to protect our water. billions in the economy. at chevron, if we can't do it right, we won't do it at all. we've got to think long term. we've got to think long term. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> michael george had been married to his second wife renee for almost 20 years. through thick and thin, they still seemed very much in love. >> this case will show you -- >> but at his 2011 trial the defense acknowledged right up front that during his first marriage michael would never have won an award for husband of the year. >> this is not a matter of suspicion, innuendo, discussed with the person for having affairs. this is a matter of evidence. >> so lead defense attorney carl marlinga reminded jurors the defendant was on trial of murder. >> an adulterer is a person that does evil things but that does not necessarily make him a murderer. >> the victim's shoe could be seen. >> as for any hard evidence that michael george killed his wife in cold blood, the defense maintained it just didn't exist. >> and you have no weapon, no witnesses. >> no. >> no
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Jan 20, 2013 11:00pm EST
. billions in the economy. at chevron, if we can't do it right, we won't do it at all. we've got to think long term. we've got to think long term. ♪ >>> everybody was talking about the har-bowl. >> get used to that phrase. i'm already over it. some great games today, but we start with the redskins. london fletcher and ryan kerrigan are both headed to the pro bowl. they were both alternates but they'll make the trip next week to rhee place a few 49ers. as for the championship games today, it was the harbaugh super bowl. it's going to be that at least. both games live up to the hype. in the afc with the ravens and patriots. third quarter, joe flacco and company, down 13-7. second and goal. flacco finds his tight end for a five-yard touchdown. baltimore is up 14-13. flacco not done yet. next drive, goes right back down the field. this time hooking up with antoine boldin. that gives the ravens a 21 13 lead. flacco to boldin, this time from 11 yards out. he threw for three touchdowns and the ravens win 28-13. they're back in the super bowl since they won it in 2001. and ray lewis 'retirement
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Jan 25, 2013 11:00pm EST
the country's economy and leaving it in shambles. but in all these cities, there were clashed between the police and the protesters. protesters threw stones and fire bombs and the police fired back with tear gas and rubber bullets. there have been fatalities, as well as 200 or more casualties. >> i'm coming here to ask for the same demands we were demanding two years ago which are liberty and social justice. >> reporter: there are those who support morsi. he is the democratically elected president of egypt and has the mandate to govern as he sees fit. nonetheless, the latest indication that egypt is a very divided country, unlike the unity that the world saw back in 2011. this country is much more polarized than back then and that's why people are afraid the volatility and uncertainty will continue for some time. >>> up next on news 4, a deputy dragged several feet as the suspect tries to make a get away. the clue that the suspect left behind that led to his arrest. >>> the stadium demolition doesn't go exactly as planned and he's a mayor by day, a hero by night. why some are
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Jan 27, 2013 6:30pm EST
retailers and an economy that is really trying to get the consumer back to spending, i highly doubt that retailers are going to charge this fee. >> reporter: in fact, the national retail federation polled its members and found that none planned to add the fee. toys "r" us and target told nbc news they would not pass the buck to their shoppers. retail analysts say that's because most big chain stores have the ability to negotiate lower fees with credit card companies. but small businesses don't have the big chain bargaining power. silvia karch is the own other of a vintage clothing store. short of a cash-only sign, she is shoirlgtd the fees. >> in order for me to implement another charge, i would have to discount my prices are, it there is a balancing act. i would wouldn't want to have another charge for my customers. >> reporter: not everyone should be worried. ten states already have laws on the books banning merchant surcharges, including some of the biggest, california, new york and texas. still, the power is in the consumer's hand. shoppers could pay cash or use a debit card, wh
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Jan 28, 2013 5:00pm EST
people, but equally important can make our economy and our democracy be what it really should be. >> reporter: opponents of immigration reform vow to fight it. >> we have millions and millions of americans looking for jobs right now the illegals that are here broke the law, they do not deserve a pathway to citizen ship. >> veronica is from el salvador. she was separated from her family for five years. she lives in maryland. her sister is a u.s. citizen. >> we want something right now, not 30 years from now, 40 years from now. i want a bright future, and yopd to be worried about oh, tomorrow i might get deported or i might not get deported, so something has to be done now. >> the call for action on immigration reform will lead to a massive demonstration, here in washington, d.c. on april 10th at the u.s. capitol. >> chris gordon, thank you. >>> maryland has a new state delega delegate. he took the office after months of legal and political controversy that surrounded the seat. he previously served in the house from 1999 to 2003. last week governor martin o'malley tapped swain to -
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Jan 24, 2013 2:05am EST
the economy. but they got blueberry all over their face. they were the ones eating the pie! >> that was so good. we love you. the garden of laughs comedy event, this saturday, january 26th at madison square garden. the best, the best. >> and the smooth sounds of aaron neville. live performance from his new album. but first, this is "today" on nbc. >> wow, did i say that? >> yes, you did. [ female announcer ] going to sleep may be easy, but when you wake up in the middle of the night it can be frustrating. it's hard to turn off and go back to sleep. intermezzo is the first and only prescription sleep aid approved for use as needed in the middle of the night when you can't get back to sleep. it's an effective sleep medicine you don't take before bedtime. take it in bed only when you need it and have at least four hours left for sleep. do not take intermezzo if you have had an allergic reaction to drugs containing zolpidem, such as ambien. allergic reactions such as shortness of breath or swelling of your tongue or throat may occur and may be fatal. intermezzo should not be taken if yo
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Jan 24, 2013 5:00am EST
democrats oppose it. they say it prolong uncertainty about our economy's health. the senate could vote as soon as tomorrow. >>> this morning, investigators are trying to figure out what caused a fire that forced a family of nine out of their townhouse in prince george's county. the fire broke out last night on empress way in bowie. chopper 4 flew over the scene. that fire burned all three floors. nobody was hurt. investigator think the fire may have started in the chimney or fireplace. >>> and this morning, we also know a mother and daughter died in that house fire. we first told you about it yesterday. this is on manor road in falls church, virginia. this is cell phone video showing that fire burning the front of the house there. neighbors say they heard an explosion and two brief screams about 3:30 yesterday morning. the identities of the victims have not been released. both were hearing impaired, we understand. the mother was a professor at gallaudet university. investigators are trying to determine what caused the explosion and the fire. >>> today we could find out if construc
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Jan 29, 2013 12:35am EST
sector our economy could really use a shot in the arm ♪ ♪ it sounds like a job for lance armstrong ♪ [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> now, for his part, president obama has repeatedly said he will not negotiate with republicans over this issue. he's made it clear he's willing to bypass congress and increase the debt ceiling by executive order if necessary. >> jimmy: you ain't lying, honey bri bri. [ light laughter ] the president's got the bill in his hands. all it needs now is his john hancock. ♪ whipping out his hancock ♪ [ laughter ] >> jimmy: obama's got republicans in a compromising position. and now, he's ready to push his package through congress. ♪ ah push it push it good ah push it ♪ >> push it real good! [ laughter and applause ] ♪ obama's unwillingness to back down on this issue has left the gop handcuffed, helped in no small way by the president's strong backing from prominent democrats, including senate majority leader dick durbin. >> jimmy: hey, hold on. hold up. you gonna roll up in here talking about handcuffs and dicks? [ light laughter ] >> how
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Jan 24, 2013 12:35am EST
is good in this economy? >> i was there. >> jimmy: this one came out in the '80s. we had a group called nothingness. >> yeah. >> jimmy: and here's the album, "silence." [ laughter ] >> yeah. now, people think -- i mean, we did the cover, you know -- with a really famous photographer, remember? >> jimmy: oh, yeah. >> and we're not singing, "shh." we were supposed to look up at the sky, so we did -- our whole gimmick was, like, look up. >> jimmy: look up. 'cause that's where -- >> that's where nothing is. and we actually go, like, "hey guys --" and we go -- >> yeah. and look up at the clouds. >> jimmy: and we wait for people to yell, "look up." >> and how was -- >> jimmy: and no one did it. >> i don't know if -- >> jimmy: they all did this. >> they were, "shh." >> jimmy: yeah. we go -- >> "hey, guys. look up." >> jimmy: yeah, and they go -- >> shh. >> jimmy: yeah, that's right. >> and it kind of -- the beat was a real fast waltz. remember that fast waltz? it was really fast. >> jimmy: faster, faster. ♪ >> yeah, yeah, yeah. that was great. ♪ ♪ i said it's all up to you i said
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Jan 27, 2013 10:30am EST
will the economy respond to what is or is not accomplished here in washington? my exclusive guest this morning will have something to say about all of this. house budget chairman and the republican party's 2012 vice presidential nominee paul ryan here for his first live interview since the election. chairman, welcome back to meat meet. >> great to be back with you. >> let's talk about this top priority of the budget battle. it will really mark the beginning of the president's second term. the debt ceiling has been raised, at least temporarily, but there are still big decisions to be made. you specifically said in the last few days that your priority is to make a big down payment on the debt. a debt crisis that you see in this country. >> that's right. >> what do you specifically require? what's the priority? what has the president got to do in your point of view? >> i'll just explain what the speaker said when we passed that bill. our goal is to get cuts and reforms that put us on a path to balancing the budget in a decade. we think the senate ought to offer a budget. they haven't pass
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Jan 28, 2013 2:05am EST
can spend more. that's not going to help the economy, and that is not going to close the gap and balance the budget. the reason we want to balance the budget is not to make the numbers add up. we think that's necessary for growth and opportunity. we think it's necessary to make sure that our kids don't get this debt that they won't be able to handle if we keep going down the path we are on. >> but there are certainly those in the white house who would take issue with what you said or might even say to use your own criticism that's a straw man argume argument. they were prepared to cut additional spending to be part of a bigger agreement that republicans weren't able to agree to. there is more room for spending cuts. it's a matter of how you do it. >> the president was insisting on more stimulus spending during the fiscal cliff negotiations. he didn't get that. they haven't put out a plan. the reason we wanted the debt limit extended was to showcase our budget. we will put a budget up that says here is our plan for economic growth and balancing the budget, entitlement reform which
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Jan 25, 2013 7:00pm EST
the american economy. near record highs on wall street, a housing turn-around under way. the problem is, a lot of americans aren't feeling it yet. >>> there is a new outbreak to worry about, spreading like wildfire across our country. and unlike the flu, for this one there is no vaccine. >>> the dark cloud hanging over a big american city. doctors say the air is so bad, it's the equivalent of forcing every resident to become a heavy smoker. >>> and seeing red. a push by republicans to change the way we elect a president. if these had been the rules across the map in vember, we would have president romney. >>> also, a big night for the biggest blockbuster of all-time. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. the evidence is now unmistakable. aspects of the u.s. economy after a long and difficult period of darkness appear to be getting more robust. and while there are lots of numbers out to prove the point of an improving economy, problem is, of course, it's hardly being felt by all am
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Jan 28, 2013 4:30am EST
. >> thank you, danella. >>> the faster you drive, the more gas you burn shrinking your car's fuel economy across the board. researchers from the oak ridge national laboratory in tennessee found increasing from 50 to 60 miles per hour will cut fuel economy by 12%. your fuel economy will drop 14% as you go from 60 to 70 miles an hour. and it will drop 16% if you hit 80 miles an hour. the national average for regular gas rose four cents over the weekend. aaa reports the national average at $3.34 a gallon for regular unleaded. in d.c., it's $3.57. in maryland, it's $3.39 right now and in virginia, it's averaging about $3.26 a gallon. in virginia, that average is $3.49. >>> virginia attorney general ken cuccinelli is working on bipartisan legislation to make it easier to appear on the commonwealth's election ballot. cuccinelli wants to cut the number of required signatures in half from 10,000 to 5,000. he also wants to allow rejected candidates to be able to appeal the decision before the state board of elections. cuccinelli says the changes are in response to the 2012 election where many pres
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Jan 25, 2013 4:00am EST
very good sign for the economy. and i'm sure you've seen the frenzy over subway's one-inch short controversy. sandwich lovers are happy. and some filed class lawsuits. suitcase customers are opened a refund for the portion of the sandwich that they've not been receiving. subway as declined to comment on the lawsuit. a spokesman said the restaurant chain has redoubled the levels to ensure consistency in every sandwich we have. >>> straight ahead, a super size controversy surrounding the super bowl's superdome. >>> plus, what is this, is it a bird, a plane, a man? we'll tell you. >>> and some of us will get that much needed warmup. enjoy it while it lasts. looks like another shot of arctic air next week. you're watching "early today." >>> welcome back. >>> now to some other stories that caught our eye this morning. fire broke out at a multifamily home in eastern massachusetts yesterday afternoon. firefighters helped everyone get out safe. now the red cross is helping those displaced by the fire. >>> now, to our nation's capital where two united airlines planes, the flight arriving
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Jan 27, 2013 8:00am EST
of the economy that will dictate where these debates go. as peter alexander just mentioned, hillary clinton is the early favorite. that rare interview she and president obama sat down forgave us a peak into their relationship and how things have seemingly changed in the last few years between them. is that a surprise looking at where we started in 2008? >> on the face of it, it is a surprise. they have evolved, people close to secretary clinton have talked about this kind of interesting relationship that has developed. it has certainly been very constructive. they are happy to make a public show of it. those of us that cover the ins and outs of this will look at it in the the 2016 contest, wondering if vice president isn't so happy that the big interview he does to begin his second term is not with him but the outgoing secretary of state. those questions will be raised. i think the point that's interesting to me. if you look at the coalition of voters that president obama put together for his second term, they seem to be voting blocs that could naturally flow to hillary clinton as t
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Jan 24, 2013 4:00am EST
uncertainty about the economy's health. >>> and the senate may decide today on a deal to curb the number of filibusters. aides say lawmakers are kploes to a compromise to limit the delays which minority partying use to kill legislation. democrats complain that republicans overuse filibusters to block their legislation. republicans say the tactic is the only leverage they have to get roll call votes on amendments that would otherwise be shots down by democrats. >>> 4:08 the time. 23 degrees. coming up on "news4 today," how vice president joe biden is using the web site google today to make a push for tighter gun control. >>> the legal trouble mounting for lance armstrong since he confessed to using performance enhancing drugs. >>> we're tracking winter weather this morning. we'll have snow across the region. tom kierein is back with your weather and traffic. >>> somebody forgot to shut off the water. check out this fountain in bryant park in new york city. you see it is slowly turning into a statue with water quickly freezing. temperature in the city have hit the single digits at night. a
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Jan 27, 2013 6:00am EST
is a great time for them. >> with the region's economy improving, the country's economy improving, it would seem that maybe the rising tide would raise allhopes. are things improving any for your populations? >> we have increasing numbers. those coming to us seeking help, shelter, food, supplemental servic services. we have not seen that. >>> what are the greatest problems you're facing at this particular time sm. >> our client find hard to find affordable housing to balance the bills that they have to pay along with buying up food and other basic necessities. we're able to help supplement. >> mr. cook, the city is an expensive place to live now. we're seeing more and more families not just the poor and needy being forced out. middle class families having a tough time finding place to live. >> absolutely. we get -- there are a number of guests who come in who are participating in our work program, for example. individuals who perhaps economic reasons who are working, have a job and but they have no place to stay. we have put together a work program that will allow them to have a p
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Jan 24, 2013 7:00am EST
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Jan 28, 2013 7:00am EST
meaning to selling yourself. we've all prepared a resume, trying to get a job. in a tough economy, people have to get a little bit creative to sell themselves. here is how one guy did it. he is from paris, a web product manager. he built an online resume. it looks like a page from amazon.com except he is selling himself. his product dimensions as 186 ceimeters, very important there. this item available for shipping anywhere in the world. only one left in stock, order soon. >> what if you have to return it? >> well -- >> nice. >> good question. >> you can't even keep the receipt on this one. average customer review apparently is five stars. you have to make yourself stand out. >> you have to be creative. web stiern so -- >> extra bonus points for creativity on that one. >> first looking for a job out of college and they would tell you to put your resume in a pizza box, all these catchy things to do. >> did you do that? >> of course i didn't. >> sent out about 100 resumes. have to do something with this pizza. >> i didn't have the money to send out that many pizza boxes. >> this one
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